It’s time to explore more of the many multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road. This time we’re looking at two wineries whose farming roots go back over a century.
Much of the beauty of springtime vineyards comes from cover crops, and the beauty runs deeper than meets the eye. Cover crops play an important role in sustainable farming and supporting a healthy ecosystem in the vineyard. What are Cover Crops? Cover crops are the various types of vegetation planted between the rows of grapevines. […]
Winter vineyard landscapes can be as picturesque as the spring bloom or fall harvest colors. Understanding the seasons in the vineyards heightens our appreciation of the pre- and post-pruning vineyard landscapes. After harvest, the rainy season begins and temperatures fall as winter approaches. Late fall, the vines drop their colorful leaves and head into dormancy, […]
Lawyer takes path back to his roots in Sonoma County. Bill Nachbaur Co-Owner ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards My road to the Wine Road brought me back to my roots — back to 1868, when great-great grandparents on both sides of the family settled in Sonoma County. My dad’s great-great grandparents settled in Petaluma, while great-great grandparents on my […]
Each year we get to experience a cheerful sign of spring as mustard covers the vineyards with happy yellow flowers. Then, as the mustard blossoms fade we see signs of bud break on the vines. Mustard Ever wonder why there are row after row, vineyard after vineyard of flowering mustard plants? Mustard is one of […]
Winter Morning Reflections in Dry Creek Valley Written by Bill Frick of Frick Winery White frost blankets the vineyards. Plumes of smoke rise from the neighbor’s chimney. Winter is the reset button for a new vintage growing season. It is time to reflect, do a little pruning and watch as the grapevines sleep deeply. Being […]